Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Mamburao
|District||Lone District of Occidental Mindoro|
|• Mayor||Voltaire Anthony C. Villarosa|
|• Total||283.51 km2 (109.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||2nd Class; Partially Urban|
Mamburao is a second class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. It is the capital of Occidental Mindoro. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 39,237 people and has 20,344 registered voters (2010).
Mamburao was settled by the Moro people and was one of their strongholds in the island of Mindoro. The settlement was the first one to be visited in Mindoro by the Spaniards. In January 1, 1560, Miguel López de Legazpi sent a fleet of 15 boats from Panay which was led by his grandson Juan de Salcedo to conquer the Muslim town. Another expedition was sent to Mamburao, led by Salcedo and Martin de Goiti with the intent of establishing Spanish presence in Mindoro.
Christianity was propagated in Mamburao and the town was placed under the third convent district based in Calavite. Mamburao was subjected to invasion and piracy by Muslims between the 17th and 18th centuries. Mamburao was made into a pirate haven by Muslims, who used it as base of their piracy operations against coastal towns in Mindoro, Luzon and Visayas. In the late 19th century, Mamburao saw an influx of Ilocano and Tagalog immigrants.
Near the end of the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines, the settlement of Sablayan was incorporated to Mamburao as a barrio. In 1905 Paluan and Abra de Ilog was likewise incorporated under Act 1280. Abra de Ilog, Paluan and Sablayan were later carved out from Mamburao as separate municipalities. Another barrio of Mamburao, Santa Cruz, was also made into a separate municipality.
|San Luis (Ligang)||
|Poblacion 1 (Barangay 1)||
|Poblacion 2 (Barangay 2)||
|Poblacion 3 (Barangay 3)||
|Poblacion 4 (Barangay 4)||
|Poblacion 5 (Barangay 5)||
|Poblacion 6 (Barangay 6)||
|Poblacion 7 (Barangay 7)||
|Poblacion 8 (Barangay 8)||
|Population census of Mamburao|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Elected officials May 2010–May 2013:
- Mayor: Voltaire Anthony Villarosa
- Vice Mayor: Angelina F. Tria
- Sangguniang Bayan:
- Dulce Recaido
- Asuncion Villar
- Alberto Alastre
- Raul Masangkay
- Ma. Dolores Calabio
- Noli Olfato
- Silverio Cascalla
- Manuelino Cosuco
Ex Officio Members:
- ABC President: Meliton Benasas
- SK Federation President: Jenny Villar
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
- "Province: OCCIDENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "History". The Municipality of Mamburao. Mamburao Philippines. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "Transportation". The Municipality of Mamburao. Mamburao Philippines. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.|
- Official website of Mamburao
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
||Abra de Ilog||Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro|
|South China Sea|